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Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden, Kolkata (Calcutta)
(2.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
India's biggest and oldest zoo, Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden tells a comprehensive story about the diverse wildlife living in this part of the world. Established in 1875 and spanning a total of 18 hectares (45 acres), the zoo shelters the nearly extinct Aldabra giant tortoises, elephants, rhinos, Bengal tigers, white tigers, African lions, giraffes, deer, and zebras in large enclosures. One of the prime tourist spots in the city, this well-maintained attraction is visited by 3 million people every year. Restaurants and air-conditioned cafes provide plenty of shade, refreshments, and snacks. Put Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden into our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Don't support that zoo! It is horrible to see how the animals have to live there..Of course they are in cages in zoo's. i was not expecting something else.. but this is just horrible. I could not take...  more »
  • The Alipore Zoo or Calcutta Zoo) is India's oldest formally stated zoological park and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open as a zoo since 1876. 
  • The basic idea of closed cage zoo is appalling and this zoo is so unkept that you will sorry for the animals. Not a pretty sight at all.